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Television and Field Reporting, 6th Edition by John DeTarsio, John Larson, Fred Shook

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Live Shots and Remotes

—Luan Akin

 

 

Television and web audiences frequently become participants in the reporting process, sometimes as knowledgeable about the developing story as the field reporter. This chapter details the live reporting process, tells how to organize and write the story in the field, and examines the traits and abilities that help make television and web reporters “live capable.” (Figure 13.1)

 

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